Re: FTP arrangement
> : this is great for backwards binary compatability, something Linux
> : has excelled at.
> With all due respect, Linux has been worse about this than many other
> platforms, especially where C++ programs are concerned. FreeBSD, for
> example, has been more stable over the past couple of years. SunOS
> and Solaris ditto (but the new C++ compiler does mangle names
> differently, so that can be a big problem for library vendors). When
> I released the OI/OB product for Linux, it wouldn't work within less
> than six months without patches. Not a very good record :-(.
> And I keep reading about the Motif you have to relink/rebuild problems
> as well, which sound a lot like the same sorts of problems I had with
One problem of some ELF Motif packages is they were compiled for the
older, alpha C library. I am sorry it happened that way. I added
a stat () in libc 5.2.x for them.
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